These are external links and will open in a new window. Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted it had not been "the right time" when they first had sex. The latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles poll says many people may not be ready at that age. The Natsal survey, carried out every decade or so, gives a detailed picture of sexual behaviour in the UK. When asked in more depth, most said they wished they had waited longer to lose their virginity. Few said they should have done it sooner. The survey also looked at sexual competence or readiness - whether a person could reasonably make an informed decision about whether to have sex for the first time. For example, they had to be sober enough to have consented and should not have been acting on peer pressure. Around half of the young women and four in 10 of the young men who responded failed this measure.
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Updated: February 12, References. Staying a virgin in a sex-obsessed society can be a challenging task. You'll find that setting strong and healthy personal boundaries is key to maintaining autonomy over your own body, and, further, to setting the terms of what you are and are not comfortable with doing with a partner. If you want to stay a virgin, make sure to define your boundaries so you can keep others from crossing them. How and where am I comfortable being touched?
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